This commercial caught my eye. Table saws are definitely a piece of equipment that don't have safety built into them. The lone exception is the Saw Stop brand.
I've seen many hot dog simulations with a Saw Stop saw. Hot dog is pushed into the spinning blade, the blade stops and lowers in an instant and the hot dog is just barely nicked. I've even seen a person voluntarily push their finger into the blade. His finger was nicked, but there was no blood. The safety feature of the saw worked.
I read a long time ago that Saw Stop tried licencing the technology to the saw manufacturers. No dice. They all turned it down. So Saw Stop started building their own saws. I'll bet any manufacturer can today license the technology, but they choose not to.
I'm surprised I haven't seen this specific ambulance chasing before. Table saw manufacturers are ripe for the picking. They can make their product safe, but they choose not to.
I have a table saw. I don't use the blade guard. It obscures my sight of the blade. I prefer to see what will hurt me than not see it. I'm not alone. Many don't use the blade guards. I'm as careful with my saw as I can be. I respect the saw.
I can see this law firm getting clients from this ad. I can see them winning cases. There isn't any reason for all saws to not be equipped with the Saw Stop safety technology. Just imagine all the law suits if automobile manufacturers could decide against installing all the safety systems currently available for cars today. Saw manufactures need to step up.